MILTON — Milton Academy sophomore Justin Yoon wasn’t surprised when the coaching staff called on him for the fourth time to attempt a field goal in last Saturday’s game against Lawrence Academy.
When Yoon trotted onto the field in the third quarter and noticed the spot, he was taken aback. He was being asked to kick a 53-yard field goal to extend his team’s 17-14 lead. Yoon had already connected from 37, 46 and 42.
But 53 yards?
“He was just having a great day, that was pretty clear,” said Milton Academy coach Kevin Macdonald. “His last field goal cleared it pretty easily. I thought if he could get it off, he would be fine.”
Yoon was more than fine. He split the uprights for the fourth time in the game as the Mustangs went on to take a 27-21 victory in the Independent School League opener.
ISL football is pretty wide open this year. Should be fun to see M/A play Nobles. Doesn’t everyone in the I.S.L. pretty much root against Nobles?